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Extrabiblical supposition? Jesus speaks of ‘my wife’

This Sept. 5, 2012 file photo released by Harvard University shows a fragment of papyrus that divinity professor Karen L. King said is the only existing ancient text that quotes Jesus explicitly referring to having a wife. An article published in the Harvard Theological Review on Thursday, April 10, 2014, said new scientific tests suggest the fragment is more likely an ancient document than a forgery. King, an expert in the history of Christianity, said the papyrus probably dates to eighth-century Egypt based on carbon dating tests and tests on the ink’s chemical composition. AP FILE PHOTO

A controversial development points to what could be a missing text of the Holy Gospel, indicating that Jesus may have actually been married—and to someone believed to be named Mary.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Thousands to do Via Crucis in Kawa-Kawa Hill, Ligao, Albay, this Holy Week; relics of True Cross to be venerated


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LIGAO Mayor Patricia Gonzalez-Alsua (center) with Rev. Fr. Albert Adison and producer-director Meng Canlas. CHAD DAWAL

Thousands of pilgrims are expected to climb Kawa-Kawa Hill and National Park in Ligao, Albay, this Holy Week to reflect on the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ by praying before the 14 life-size Stations of the Cross stretching 1.37 kilometers to the top.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Sisters of Mary Family marks 22nd death anniversary of Msgr. Schwartz


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EMMAand Dr.Gavino Gaerlan on
their 50thwedding anniversary on
Jan. 18 at St. Vincent de Paul Church
on SanMarcelino Street, Ermita

TODAY, March 16, the Sisters of Mary Family will commemorate the 22nd death anniversary of its founder, Servant of God Msgr. Aloysius Schwartz, whose cause for beatification has been introduced in Rome. In honor of this occasion, the nuns will exhibit the photographs of Father Al, which he took himself.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Let us not let go of each other’s hands; we are almost there

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For three Christmases now, we’ve been celebrating under the pall of calamity—“Sendong” in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan in 2010; “Pablo” in Davao and ComVal in 2011.

Posted: December 22nd, 2013 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Piat chapel rises in Carmona, Cavite; 24th anniversary of Edsa Shrine Sunday; religious exhibit at Tagaytay Highlands; Basecon chapel erected by Martha’s Vineyard


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FILIPINO sculptor Dondon Awa Jr. with his work made of ivory, “The Holy Family”

The beautiful chapel of Our Lady of the Visitation of Piat in Canyon Ranch subdivision in Carmona, Cavite sits on a hill like the shrine in Piat, Cagayan.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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